Waiting on Wednesday #35 – The Radius of Us

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This week I’m waiting on……

 

25883033The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

Publication: January 17th, 2017 by: St. Martin’s Griffin

Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance

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The Radius of Us is a contemporary romance story between a boy fleeing gang violence in El Salvador and a girl coming to grips with a harrowing assault, revealing the power of love to transcend. Publication for Radius is slated for fall 2017.

 

Why am I waiting?

Okay, so the blurb doesn’t give away much, but I love diverse reads. I love the cover, which is what made me stop. I have yet to read her debut, Dream Things True, but I will soon. What book are you waiting on this week?

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63 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #35 – The Radius of Us

  1. UGH. So, I think WordPress ate my comment? If you get this message twice, I IS SO SORRY. I basically said that like you said, the cover gave you pause, GIRL it did that to me too! So I hope that when you read it, you enjoy it! And I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! ❤

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  2. Hehe, I’m a math teacher so I kind of love this of course. That is a very long time to wait though… I’m looking forward to September and Colson Whitehead’s (swoon) new historical novel “The Underground Railroad.”

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  3. I’ve read Dream Things True last year, but unfortunately I DNF’d it at 10%. The story was just all over the place girl, hopefully this one is better. I’m a little apprehensive about picking it up though lol

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  4. The blurb doesn’t give away enough for me so I’m still pretty wary of this one. I’m going to wait until you have read this one and shared a review before I decide whether or not this is one I want to read as well! It does sound fairly promising though 😀

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  5. *screams* This sounds so good! reminds a little bit of Perfect Chemistry which I liked a lot but didn’t love love love. Maybe I’ll love love love this one. 🙂

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  6. Ahh! I loved the sound of her first book too and it was so disappointing because her writing was very clinical. And this one sounds amazing too, but I’m wary for sure. I’ll have to wait and see what others think.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • I really hope that it’s a great read. Not everyone can pull off the diversity angle. I want more than just a POC, I need cultural things going on as well. You can’t have one without the other, which is what some authors miss when writing about characters that are different from them.

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